Untitled, originally uploaded by Matt Niebuhr.

“… to fill the house with a whisper.”


BP – plan “C”

untitled, (pipe, #1) 2010_03_04 charcoal on paper 30" x 43 1/2" by Matt Niebuhr

untitled, (pipe, #1)
charcoal on paper
30″ x 43 1/2″
Matt Niebuhr

The oil spill continues this Memorial Day, 2010.  The plan of stopping the flow or “top-kill” of the out of control oil well in the Gulf has failed…

On to plan “C”.

Here’s to the hope that the cap / sleeve and new pipe to does the trick. (The drawing I made above,  made before any of this happened, takes on new meaning for me given the context of current events.)

There must be a public demand to ensure that we learn as much as we can from this event – and put that into service on existing and new wells…

Reminder: “All art is quite useless.”


Oscar Wilde

All art is at once surface and symbol.

Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.

Those who read the symbol do so at their peril.

It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.

We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it.

The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it

All art is quite useless.